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The Secrets to Raising a Smarter Child
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Volume #5   Issue #17

ISSN: 0219-7642    Apr 22, 2007

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Many parents and educators are alarmed by increasing levels of conflict in young schoolchildren and teenager from low self-esteem to early drug and alcohol use to depression. Looking at the recent VT massacre in US, we can see the inappropriate display of uncontrolled anger can be very destructive.

Emotional intelligence is the capacity to recognize, understand, and manage one’s emotions and that of others. By learning the self awareness (knowing one’s emotions) and self manage (controlling one’s emotion) can become an important tool at home and at school. Now is the time to teach our children the skills necessary for emotional intelligence. Take care!

Thought for today:
No matter how small and unimportant what we are doing may seem, if we do it well, it may soon become the step that will lead us to better things. " - Channing Pollock

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Are You Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child?
By Marie Roker

Although many parents are concerned with our children's intelligence quotient (IQ), research shows that a child's emotional quotient (EQ) is just as important for that child's personal success. So what is Emotional Intelligence? Is your child emotionally intelligent? Find the tips to help you to raise emotionally intelligent children here.

Top Ten Ways to Raise Emotionally Intelligent Kids
By Mark Brandenburg

Do you want happy, healthy, kids? Here are ten specific ways to help parents make this happen.



Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ
By Daniel Goleman

There was a time when IQ was considered the leading determinant of success. In this fascinating book, based on brain and behavioral research, Daniel Goleman argues that our IQ-idolizing view of intelligence is far too narrow. Instead, Goleman makes the case for "emotional intelligence" being the strongest indicator of human success.

He defines emotional intelligence in terms of self-awareness, altruism, personal motivation, empathy, and the ability to love and be loved by friends, partners, and family members. People who possess high emotional intelligence are the people who truly succeed in work as well as play, building flourishing careers and lasting, meaningful relationships.


Raising An Emotionally Intelligent Child
By John Gottman, Ph.D

This book in written for parents of children of all ages. It is a guide to teaching children to understand and regulate their emotional world. An emotionally intelligent children will enjoy increased self-confidence, greater physical health, better performance in school, and healthier social relationships.

The authors identify a five-step "emotion coaching" process to help teach children how to recognize and address their feelings, which includes becoming aware of the child's emotions; recognizing that dealing with these emotions is an opportunity for intimacy; listening empathetically; helping the child label emotions; setting limits; and problem-solving.



Human Intelligence: Going Beyond Mere IQ
AmericanChronicle Apr 18, 2007

Successful school learning depends on many personal characteristics other than intelligence, such as persistence, interest in school, and willingness to study. In other words, an individual can be intelligent and still do poorly in school if he is bored or does not apply himself.

Early IQ tests good predictor of things to come
MSNBC Apr 17, 2007

Scores on elementary school achievement tests have a lot to do with IQ and where kids end up later in life, a new study shows.

Researchers administered IQ tests to 219 adults in their mid-40s and compared each person’s IQ score to how well he or she had performed on elementary school achievement tests. They found that 41 percent of their IQ scores could be accounted for by the school achievement tests, a very strong correlation.

The positive and negative power of praise
YourHub Apr 2, 2007

When we praise our child for his intelligence, we may unintentionally encourage him not to risk making a mistake. It seems that students who tend to think that innate intelligence is the key to success begin to discount the importance of effort. I am smart, the kids' reasoning goes; I don't need to put out effort. Or I'm dumb in this area, why put forth the effort.

Boosting brain power: Can you make yourself smarter?
Petoskey News Apr 11, 2007

Nutritional supplements, word games, online IQ tests and fitness regimens can all feed the brain the oxygen and nutrients it needs to function optimally. You can, in fact, make yourself smarter.

The Best Way to Develop Your Child's Genius
AmericanChronicle Apr 18, 2007

Every parent wants a child whom they can be very proud of. It pays to be able to raise a child who can contribute a lot to the community. Thus, if you think that you want your child to be a gifted one, then it is best to learn how to develop the child’s genius.

Young child's brain primed to learn languages
Nashua Telegraph Apr 8, 2007

A child’s brain is primed to learn languages – at least for the first 10 to 12 years of life. After that, many researchers believe language acquisition is more difficult as we progress through adolescence and adulthood.

Crack Down on Lead Use in Child Products
CBN News Apr 15, 2007

Companies that make or distribute toys, zippers and other kids' products will face tougher government scrutiny to keep out any lead that could poison and kill children or harm their brain development.


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